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How to Make a Snowman Out of Buttons
Follow these directions and create a variety of fun snowmen and snow women. These miniature snow people can be used as magnets or pins. You can also add a ribbon and use it as an ornament.
- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.
Let's... begin by gathering the supplies you will need.
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02 of 09
Gathering The Supplies to Make a Button Snowman
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this snowman project you will need:
- 2 White Buttons - Use buttons with only 2 holes
- Craft Foam
- Magnets or Pin backing
- Paint Brush
- Acrylic Paint
- Craft Glue
Now we can start.
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Making the Body of the Button Snowman
Glue the two buttons together exactly as shown in the photo. Pay careful attention to the way the holes in the buttons are facing! For this step, you might want to also use a hot glue gun to secure the buttons together faster. Don't worry about any glue showing, it should easily be covered by the next step.
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Make a Scarf for Your Button Snowman
Cut a piece of ribbon about 8 - 10-inches long. Glue it around the middle of the snowman, where you glued the 2 buttons together, so it looks like a scarf. Trim the ends of the ribbon.
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Adding The Snowman's Nose
Cut a tiny triangle out of orange craft foam and glue it onto the center of the button face as shown in the photo. This will be the snowman's nose.
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Making The Snowman's HatCut a hat shape out of craft foam and glue it onto the top of the snowman's head.
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Adding The Button Snowman's MouthUse black paint and make several dots to look like a the snowman's mouth. Let the paint dry.
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Add More Details to Your Button Snowman
Add some extra detail to your snowman by cutting a small piece of thin ribbon and gluing on so it looks like a hat band. You can also add extra details, such as the snowflake I added to my snowman. Let all the glue dry.
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Adding the Pin or Magnet to The Back of The Button Snowman
Finally, glue a magnet or a pin back to the snowman. Once the glue dries, display or wear the snowman with pride. If you prefer, you can glue a ribbon loop to the back of the snowman and use it as an ornament.